Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society, is a private and independent 501(c)(3) open admission shelter dedicated to protecting the well being of homeless, abandoned and abused/neglected animals.
We serve an average of 950 animals per year, including those who enter the shelter and those who receive services in the community. Our community services are designed to combat pet overpopulation, provide support to low-income pet owners, and enhance the human-animal bond through education and outreach.
Our annual budget to operate the animal shelter and provide these programs is approximately $500,000. We receive no funding from federal, state or local government and no unrestricted funding from national humane organizations. With a staff of 13, we rely heavily on volunteers to enhance the lives of the animals while they are here and to help us have wide-spread impact in the community; on average we have 80 active volunteers annually.